Dr Claire Crawford

Claire is an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Politics at the University of York, working on the digital governance of social movements, and a Visiting Fellow at the King’s College London Global South Research Group.

She recently completed her PhD in Politics at King’s College London, where she was a Leverhulme Fellow with the doctoral programme 'Interrogating Vision of a Post-Western World: Interdisciplinary and Interregional Perspectives on the Future in a Changing International Order'.

Her thesis is titled “Social movement politics: postcolonialism, feminism and the digital in India”. The project was supervised by Professor Humeira Iqtdiar, Dr Poornima Paidipaty and Dr Paolo Gerbaudo.

Following an early career as a project manager, Claire completed her MA in Contemporary India at the King’s India Institute under the supervision of Professor Sunil Khilnani. She also holds a BA in History & Italian from the University of Leeds. In addition to her doctoral research, she has held consultancy positions at the British International Research Institutes, and research positions in the School of Global Affairs at King’s.

After her PhD, she worked as an Associate Lecturer at York, teaching Postcolonial and Gender Politics at York. She is a member of the Algorithmic Governance Research Network. She is also one seventh of the Politics of Style Collective, currently working on a book project on ableism in Politics and IR.